Fast Facts about MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded in 1861 by William Barton Rogers. MIT’s charter (Massachusetts Acts of 1861, Chapter 183, for the bibliographically-minded) foresaw “a school of industrial science [aiding] the advancement, development and practical application of science in connection with arts, agriculture, manufactures, and commerce.”

More than 150 years have passed since its incorporation, but the purpose of MIT has remained much the same. MIT’s current mission is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

The Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges. MIT is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. We seek to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.

MIT has produced some of the brightest in the world, with over 89 Nobel Laureates, 10 of whom serve as faculty. The average starting salary for an MIT grad is $84,882.

MIT has some of the strictest requirements for International applicants. Every year more than 4,000 international students apply to MIT, and they can admit fewer than 150, due to their need-blind financial aid programs. Even though the international application process is very competitive, we still admit wonderful students from all over the world every year. There are students from 116 countries at MIT. Approximately 9% of our undergraduates are international, and 40% of graduate students are citizens of other countries. There is a strong international community here at MIT, so no matter how far you are from home, you can still feel at home here.


Standardized Tests are a must for all students, who should take TOEFL as international students, and the SAT. The 25th Percentile scores for are 770 for SAT Math and 730 for SAT English. This is amongst the most competitive in all US universities.


Score Requirements for Transfer students

The standardized score requirements for transfer students are much lower than for the freshman class, and

While there is no required minimum score on the SAT exams, competitive transfer applicants have a 700 or above on each SAT II exam. Competitive SAT I scores are 650 or above on the Reasoning Test Critical Reading and 700 or above Reasoning Test Math.

Because MIT is an English medium university, language proficiency is crucial. For this reason, we do have minimum scores for the TOEFL exam:
• IBT: 90 minimum; 100 recommended
• PBT: 577 minimum; 600 recommended

The LMI Advantage

How can LMI help you get into MIT? Besides helping you manage your resume and applications, LMI can assist you in getting undergraduate credits and powerful letters of recommendation from a prestigious university like Harvard before helping you with a transfer into MIT. Do talk to an LMI admissions advisor today!

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